Monday, March 24, 2008
The Devlin Collection: “New” Tomorrowland, 1966
The Devlin family has allowed their collection of 1960’s slides to be scanned and shown here on my site/blog. Probably the most amazing views are these construction shots from approximately December 1966 that show construction of the “New” Tomorrowland. This is my favorite image from the batch, as we can contrast the Tomorrowland of Old (The House of the Future, before it was hacksawed apart, and the Monorail Track)) and the framework of the new show buildings. Every building from before was demolished. New attractions included The Carousel of Progress, Adventure thru Inner Space, The PeopleMover, and an improved Rocket Jet ride (the Astro Jet attraction atop the PeopleMover platform). Here are three other construction views:
Meanwhile, I have finished (in between scanning) the 1st of 2 paintings for the Golden Horseshoe Event this Saturday night; I call it Wallyhol, as it is a cross between Wally Boag and Andy Warhol:
Many thanks to the Devlin family for allowing these images to be seen. Stay tuned for more “New” Tomorrowland photos.
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